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Man, woman try to steal $45K Basquiat painting from Manhattan gallery, police say

The NYPD said the duo managed to take the painting down from its display at Taglialatella Galleries, before being stopped and fleeing the scene empty-handed in the May 14 incident.
Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982.
Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982.
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11 newborn babies die in fire at Senegal hospital

The blaze was met with outrage across the country, where a similar fire killed four newborns at another hospital last year.
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SENEGAL-ACCIDENT-INFANTS
2h ago

'We're working on it': Lebanese spy chief at heart of renewed bid to free Austin Tice

Asked about the status of efforts to secure Tice’s release and his talks with Biden administration officials, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim told NBC News: “We’re working on it.”
Austin Tice
Austin Tice
4h ago

U.S. backs flight attendants in California labor law fight

The flight attendants won a lower court ruling that found Virgin America failed to abide by the state’s meal and rest break law.
A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 landing at London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, England on May 4, 2021.
A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 landing at London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, England on May 4, 2021.
4h ago

China’s foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the Solomon Islands

The eight-nation visit comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s military and financial ambitions in the strategically important region.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, arriving in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Thursday at the start of an eight-nation Pacific tour.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, arriving in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on Thursday at the start of an eight-nation Pacific tour.
4h ago

Black, Asian and Latino communities all faced mass shootings in 2 weeks. How they're showing support.

“I hope that we can use this moment to lean on one another,” one coalition leader said.
Image: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
Image: Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
5h ago

Chinese leader Xi Jinping defends record to U.N. human rights chief

In a video call with Michelle Bachelet, who is investigating allegations of rights abuses in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, Xi criticized countries that he said lecture others.
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Dec. 9, 2020.
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Dec. 9, 2020.
8h ago

Marshals: Woman wanted in killing of cyclist flew to New York

Kaitlin Armstrong is suspected of killing elite racer Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson in Texas on May 11.
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong.
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong.
8h ago

Blast in Kabul mosque, Islamic State bombs in northern Afghanistan kill 14

The Islamic State’s local affiliate claimed responsibility for three minivan bombings in Mazar-e-Sharif, while the mosque explosion also bore the group’s hallmarks.
An injured man is transported to a hospital after a bombing in Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Wednesday, on May 25, 2022.
An injured man is transported to a hospital after a bombing in Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Wednesday, on May 25, 2022.
10h ago

Vigils held in Uvalde, other Texas cities after school shooting

Mourners in Uvalde, San Antonio and Austin gathered to mourn the 19 students and two teachers killed in the shooting at Robb Elementary School.
People mourn as they attend a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022.
People mourn as they attend a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022.

What we know — and don't know — about the Texas elementary school shooting

In the aftermath of the deadliest U.S. school shooting in a decade, there were conflicting narratives and lingering questions, including why the gunman attacked Robb Elementary.
Image: The photo of a little girl, victim of the shooting, is seen by flowers placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.
Image: The photo of a little girl, victim of the shooting, is seen by flowers placed on a makeshift memorial in front of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022.